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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•versekənˈvɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs(v.; n.)-versed, -vers•ing

  1. (v.i.)to talk informally with another; exchange ideas by talking.

  2. Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usu. fol. by with).

  3. (n.)conversation.

Origin of converse:

1300–50; ME < MF converser < L conversārī to associate with


con•versekənˈvɜrs, ˈkɒn vɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs(adj.; n.)

  1. opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.

  2. (n.)something opposite or contrary.

  3. a logical proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.

    Category: Philosphy

  4. a group of words correlative with a preceding group but having a significant pair of terms interchanged, as “hot in winter but cold in summer” and “cold in winter but hot in summer.”

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of converse:

1350–1400; ME convers (< AF) < L conversus, ptp. of convertere to turn around; see convert


Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversely(adverb)

    with the terms of the relation reversed

    "conversely, not all women are mothers"


  1. conversely(Adverb)

    with a reversed relationship

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversely(adverb)

    in a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally

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